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Category Archives: Children

Innovation in Education: The Luminos Fund

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Member Spotlight* This month’s member spotlight highlights the Luminos Fund and their Speed School Program, an accelerated learning program. In September, 2017 the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an international initiative for innovation and collaboration in education, awarded the Luminos Fund’s Speed School project as a winner of its 2017 WISE Award, which recognizes and […]


Meeting Children’s Needs in Africa: Firelight Foundation

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Member Spotlight* Nurturing strong, healthy and happy children requires the collective efforts of the entire community. This member spotlight focus is on the Firelight Foundation that supports community organizations to mobilize their resources to help transform lives of marginalized children, youth, and families. Through their support to local organizations, they acknowledge that real change takes years […]


Supporting Education in Africa: Elma Philanthropies

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Member Spotlight * This week’s member spotlight focus is on the Elma Philanthropies Services and the ELMA Group of Foundations. The ELMA Foundation invests in the education and development of African children. It supports organizations and programs that help communities gain access to quality early childhood care and that prepare children to learn and participate in […]


Global Hunger Index: Africa Report – PDF – 2016

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PDF – 2016 –The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) has collaborated with the International Food Policy Research Institute  (IFPRI), Regional Strategic Analysis Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS), Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe in launching the Global Hunger Index (GHI): Africa Report. This report illustrates a multidimensional measure of global hunger which IFPRI has tracked for the past 11 years. Tracking the state of hunger across Africa […]


Strengthening Organizations in Africa: KBFUS

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Member Spotlight*   AGAG members support the work of organizations making a difference in African communities. Our members are one of the reasons that the AGAG network is so unique.   This week’s member spotlight focus is on the King Baudouin Foundation United States  (KBFUS) and its work to facilitate support of organizations across Africa. KBFUS is […]


Journey to Equality: 10 Years of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa – PDF

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PDF – 2013 – In February 2006, when a 13 year-old Zambian school girl was raped by her teacher, the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Protocol) was one of the tools that facilitated justice. This 2013 publication commemorates the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol on the Rights of Women […]


Changes in Family Health and Education: The Effects of Funding Women’s Community Organizations in Senegal – PDF

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PDF – 2014 – In order to understand the extent of the changes created by rural women and their organizations as a result of the community grants, a participatory study was carried out by World Education Senegal.  The study involved 379 rural women, 35 women’s organizations receiving community grants, and two evaluation consultants. Central to […]


Early Learning Innovation Fund Evaluation – Web

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Web – 2015 – Early Learning Innovation Fund Evaluation – In 2011, the Hewlett Foundation awarded two grants to support grassroots innovations in improving children’s learning. Firelight Foundation and TrustAfrica were the recipients of the grants, tasked to support organizations working to improve children’s early learning and highlight their approaches.  The final evaluation, carried out […]


Member Spotlight – Global Fund for Children – West Africa Knowledge Exchange

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AGAG recently talked with Pamela Pratt, Program Associate for Africa of the Global Fund for Children (GFC), about their approach to knowledge exchange and learning in their work to improve the lives of children. Q: The GFC brings the organizations you support together for knowledge exchange workshops. Tell us about the one you had in May in […]


Early Childhood Development Funding in East Africa – Map

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Funding Map – 2015 – Foundation Center – Explore Early Childhood Development (ECD) Funding in East Africa. The map was created by the Foundation Center with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation.  The map provides information that can help foundations and other stakeholders to understand funding trends and funding gaps and to identify partners […]